Asking For Allah’s Help: Islamic Dua For Good Luck

Islam encourages us to turn to Allah whenever we need help. Dua is a form of prayer that is not limited by time or place. Reciting Dua means connecting with Allah, and it is through this communication process that we get closer to our Creator.

You may ask Allah to facilitate different matters for you such as having good luck in exams, a job interview, starting a new business, or even trivial daily matters. Allah ordered us to pray (make dua) so He answers your prayers. 

“And your Lord says: “Call on Me; I will answer your (Prayer): but those who are too arrogant to serve Me will surely find themselves in Hell – in humiliation”

(Surah Ghafir)

How to Make Dua?

To make dua, you need to block out all distractions and calm your mind. Pick a good time; often after performing a prayer, start by praising Allah The Almighty and thanking Him for all His blessings, then state your wishes that you Allah to give you.

Often our dua is answered and accepted right away, and other times it is postponed for a good cause. In any case, the faith remains that all of our duas are answered according to Allah’s plan and judgment we trust. 

However, there are some things we need to understand in order to ensure that our dua is not hindered by something we do without knowing, here’s a list of things to consider the next time you make dua:

  1. We must maintain our faith (yaqeen) that Allah, The Exalted, will answer our dua. There should be no question over acceptance, and no objections to the timing of acceptance.
  2. We must also be aware not to lose faith in our dua or get frustrated when the acceptance takes longer than anticipated. It’s delayed for a good reason after all.
  3. We must remind ourselves that having our dua answered takes perseverance and a great desire. Allah often delays our dua acceptance so that He can hear how persistently we ask for His support.
  4. We must ask Allah for forgiveness for the sins we committed which can be holding back the acceptance of our dua.

The Best Dua For Good Luck In Islam

“O, Allah, please me with what you have prepared for me and heal me with what I have so that I do not like to hasten what you delayed nor delay what you have hastened”

In this dua, you ask Allah to grant you what pleases you and ask Him to make you pleased with what you already have so you don’t hurry what He has delayed or postpone what He hurried. This brings enormous luck for you as you comply with Allah’s timing and plan so Allah grants you more good luck and blessings.

Pronunciation of dua in Arabic

“Allahumma radeni bima qadayt-li we afinee fima abqayt hataa la ‘uhibu ta’ejil ma akhrat wala ta’khir ma ajjalta”

Dua For Good Luck And Success 

All of us want Allah to grant us success in its different forms. Whether it’s success in education, family life, doing a specific job, building a career, improving a personal business, correctly raising children, exams, or simply living a good life.

Islam has lots of duas for good luck and success, here’s an easy one you can memorize and recite whenever you want:

“O, Allah! I beg you to grant me health with faith, faith with good conduct, success followed by further success, mercy and healing, and Your forgiveness, and Your satisfaction”

Pronunciation of dua in Arabic

“Allahumma innee asa’luka sihhatan fi eeman, wa eeman fi husni khuluq, wa najahee yatba’ahu falah, wa rahmaatan minka wa ridwaana”

Here’s another one that is taken from the Holy Quran, you can recite it if you’re seeking victory and success:

“O, Allah, cause me to enter a sound entrance and to exit a sound exit and grant me from Yourself a supporting authority”

Pronunciation of dua in Arabic

“Rabbi addkhelini mudkhala sedqqen, wa akhrejni mukhraja sedqqen, wa ija’al-li men ladunka soltanan nasiraa”

Dua For Good Luck In Business

Having a business is a challenging task nowadays and business owners should always ask Allah to support them to maintain and grow this business. Remember to begin your business with sincerity and follow the path of justice and conduct fairly in your dealings, enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil. Then, recite this dua and Allah will grant your wish:

“O, Allah! I ask You for knowledge that is of benefit, a good provision, and deeds that will be accepted.”

Pronunciation of dua in Arabic

“Allahumma inni as’aluka ‘ilman nafi’an, wa rizqan tayyiban, wa ‘amalan mutaqabbalan”

islamic dua for good luck

Dua For Luck In Exams

Students turn to Allah often by saying dua for getting good luck in their exams. It helps them trust in Allah’s willingness and calms their tension before taking the exam. If you’re having an exam coming up soon memorize this dua to repeatedly say it:

“O, Allah! There’s nothing easy except what You make easy, and You make the difficult easy if it be Your Will”

Pronunciation of dua in Arabic

“Allahuma la sahla illa ma ja’altahu, wa anta taja’alul hazna idha shi’ta sahla.”

Dua For Luck In Life In Arabic

Check out this list of dua that asks for good luck in life, written in Arabic

اللهم إنا نسألك عملا بارا، ورزقا دارا، وعيشا قارا

اللهم اقذف في قلبى رجاءك واقطع رجائى عن من سواك حتى لا أرجوا أحداً غيرك. 

اللهم وما ضعفت عنه قوتى وقصر عنه عملى ولم تنته إليه رغبتى ولم تبلغه مسألتى ولم يجر على لسانى مما أعطيت أحداً من الأولين والآخرين من اليقين فخصنى به يا رب العالمين.

اللهم يا من لطفه بخلقه شامل وخيره لعبده واصل لا تخرجنا عن دائرة الألطاف وأمنا من كل ما نخاف وكن لنا بلطفك الخفي الظاهر 

يا باطن يا ظاهر يا لطيف نسألك وقاية اللطف في القضاء والتسليم مع السلامة عند نزوله والرضا.

اللهم يا عظيم السلطان يا قديم الإحسان يا دائم النعماء، يا باسط الرزق، يا كثير الخيرات يا واسع العطاء، يا دافع البلاء، يا سامع الدعاء يا حاضراً ليس بغائب، يا موجوداً عند الشدائد يا خفي اللطف، يا حليماً لا يعجل اللهم الطف بنا في تيسير كل أمر عسير فإن تيسير العسير عليك يسير فنسألك التيسير والمعافاة في الدنيا والآخرة.

اللهم إليك تقصد رغبتى، وإياك أسأل حاجتى ومنك أرجو نجاح طلبتى، وبيدك مفاتيح مسألتى لا أسال الخير إلا منك ولا أرجوه من غيرك ولا أيأس من روحك بعد معرفتى بفضلك. 

يا من جمع كل شىء حكمته، ويا من نفذ كل شىء حكمه. يا من الكريم أسمه لا أحد لى غيرك فأسأله، ولا أثق بسواك فآمله، ولا أجعل لغيرك مشيئة من دونك أعتصم بها، وأتوكل عليه، فمن أسأل إن جهلتك، وبمن أثق إذ عرفتك.

اللهم فرج عنى كل هم وغم واخرجنى من كل حزن وكرب يا فارج الهم ويا كاشف الغم ويامنزل المطر يا رحمن الدنيا والاخرة ورحيمهما صل على خيرتك من خلقك سيدنا محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم واله الطاهرين وفرج عنى ما قد ضاق به صدرى وعيل معه صبرى وقلت فيه حيلتى وضعفت فيه قوتى يا كاشف كل ضر وبلية ويا عالم كل سر وخفية يا ارحم الراحمين وافوض امرى الى الله ان الله بصير بالعباد.

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